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Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire!!! • Dec 13th, 2017

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 at Akbar SPECIAL 8pm START TIME!!! 
****8pm – 12pm >>>Crafte Faire Opens with Local Vendors!   

*****9pm The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere Serenades us!
******9pm (ish) Make a Felt Vulva Ornament with the Audre Lorde Womens Health Center!  

Who doesn’t love celebrating holiday traditions with vulvas, hot drinks, and ukuleles? We’ve got all that AND MORE for the LAST CraftNight of 2017 at Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire!

We’ll have pins, magical spell jars, quilts, buttons, holiday fascinators, skincare products, stained glass jewelry, ceramic art pieces, pottery, clothing, skivvies, pasties, Sno-Globs, and scads of other fabulous gift items for you to purchase! We’ve got music, fanfare, holiday drinks, including a very special HOT DRINK SPECIAL (which we almost never do!), and it’s just going to be a warm and festive and fun night in the bar. More info on vendors etc. on the FB Event! 

The treasure we have at the end of the year, and all the years to come, is each other. While the external whirling and twirling forces of the planet bring us all of the many things they bring (both easy and difficult) may we always be aware of how we can help, soothe, delight, and bring cheer to one another. The wintering sky beckons you toward an enclave of cozy community, a smattering of loving pickled souls on twinkling Sunset Boulevard. Get your butt in here and have a hot cider already because wherever you go, there you are. Give yourself the gift of a hug from us!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


DECEMBER ANTICS!  

SAME NIGHT>>> Take a short walk down to The CRUISE Holiday Bazaar at the Eagle to drink more and shop more! They’ve got Jen DM spinning, there will be boot-blacking, vendors selling leather goods, locally made pins, and other sexy stuff, it’s DRANX & SPANX! More info here on the FB Event Page! 


December 17th • Akbar • 7pm to 10pm • BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!!It’s boys, girls, ballz, holidaze crazy daze one wild night at your favorite watering hole for the worst jokes and the BEST PRIZES!!!  >>> FB LINK


Our Friends, Rogue Artist Ensemble, is having a Fundraising Telethon! It’s a show and a party and a fundraiser for their next season! “The tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this year! Rogue Artist Ensemble’s 4th annual holiday extravaganza fundraiser takes the retro holiday variety show to the next puppet level! Featuring naughty and nice puppets, never-before-seen cabaret performances, original songs, kooky characters, open phone lines answered by hungry puppets, the Rogue Holiday Boutique to find that perfect gift and a slew of odd-ball activities for your hands-on amusement, the Winter Fete & Telethon immerses you in the frosty, whiskey-soaked madness of the holiday spirit.” 
Presale tickets $20 • Tickets at the door $25 • VIP $50 – Buy Tix Here 
FB Event Page HERE

 

Posted by on December 12, 2017 in Fabric Craft, SPECIAL EVENT!

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TONIGHT! Holiday Figurine Painting! • Dec 6th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at Akbar 9pm – midnight (or later) 
****Project: Paint a holiday figurine thingy!   

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Everything you want in a bar and MORE! 

Use the brush of your feelings to paint the questions into your heart! OR, if that’s too much this holiday season, just come to CraftNight and paint a holiday figurine, I’ll have supplies at the ready for you! The color of truth can emerge in emotions, but the color of truth can also just frickin’ be on HOLD while Los Angeles is burning, yeesh!

I think tonight is a FINE time to have a cocktail or three! As the end of the year is still rife with surprises, it’s just not always comforting knowing that anything can happen. This is where we go into high distraction mode. Take a load off, get into a lil’ painting project while making friends, listening to music in our cozy watering hole here in Silverlake.

Tonight’s craft is a smallish unpainted figurine, seasonal in nature, quite charming, you can paint it all one color, or paint it ALL the colors!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


DECEMBER IS HERE!  

DECEMBER 13th: Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire! Come to Akbar and get a hot cider with whiskey, then make a vulva ornament with the Audre Lorde Health Center, then shop for presents made by local vendors and THEN take a short walk to CRUISE at the Eagle and drink more and shop more!

It’s all part of our little two bars, one night, extravaganza! Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire FB Info 

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!! December 17th • Akbar • 7pm to 10pm >>> FB LINK

 

 

Posted by on December 6, 2017 in Painting Craft

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TONIGHT! Snow Beings! • November 29th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 27th, 2017 at Akbar
9pm – midnight (or later) HAND TURKEYS with JP Craft Captain!
****Project: Snow BEINGS! (bobblehead photo holders) Top Hat, Carrot Nose, all of it!   

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: The Gateway to Silverlake, and Great Cocktails! 

There are so many COOL WORDS for snow, none of them in English, take a look:

Tuyết – Vietnamese
Schnee – German
Baraf – Somali
Hukarere – Maori
Nix – Latin
Elurra – Basque
Xuě – Chinese (traditional)

I mean, snow’s just snow, over here in the USA. We don’t have lots of superlatives or renditions of this beautiful cold substance but we do have a penchant for singing a song about bringing snow to LIFE. It gets sung a LOT around this time of year. Remember Frosty? I’m sure you’ve heard that little ditty blurping out of some tinny ol’ department store speakers or maybe you’ve heard it in a coffee show by now, as we’re on the cusp of the December month.

I have a bunch of miniature wooden photo holder parts-n-pieces snow beings. I’m calling them “beings” because they aren’t alive yet. The aliveness will be awakened between you and your craft when you build it, then and only then when you bring it to fruition will we know your snow being’s name!

The head of this thing goes on a spring and bobbles around, it’s CUTE! The fashion choices are somewhat lacking, however, so I’ll have extra gems and felt on hand so that you can really gussy up an ensemble, should you deem it necessary. Give it away or exercise self-gifting this solstice!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


DECEMBER IS COMING!  

DECEMBER 13th: Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire! Come to Akbar and get a hot cider with whiskey, then make a vulva ornament with the Audre Lorde Health Center, then shop for presents made by local vendors and THEN take a short walk to CRUISE at the Eagle and drink more and shop more!

It’s all part of our little two bars, one night, extravaganza! Ye Olde CrafteNighte Crafte Faire FB Info 

 

BET YER BOTTOM BINGO!!!! December 17th • Akbar • 7pm to 10pm >>> FB LINK

 

 

Posted by on November 29, 2017 in EZ Craft, Scrapping/Coloring Craft

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TONIGHT! Self Defense/Hand Turkeys! • November 15th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at Akbar
7:45 – 8:45pm QUEER SELF DEFENSE w/Instructor, Cory Klink!
9pm – midnight (or later) HAND TURKEYS with JP Craft Captain!
****Project: HAND TURKEYS (Annual CraftNight Tradition)  

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Friends, Fun, Beverages! 

Tonight you can use your hands as weapons, and then, in the same night, use them to make TURKEYS!

Chances are, if you grew up in the continental united states or something like that… someone grabbed your kindergarten paws and taught you how to make a hand turkey. If you have never made a hand turkey, it’s really high time you made one. It is a simple creation, or it is as complicated as you decide to make it, but it’s just one of those crafts that stands the test of time. It’s a classic.

You can make a colorful turkey, a goth turkey, a pastels turkey, a hand drawn turkey, a day or night turkey, and then you can send it to a friend, or present it to relatives next week as a testament of your love and adoration for them. We won’t be doing crafts next week, due to Akbar’s annual dance party and food drive. This means if you’re hankering to craft, do it this week, and we’ll be back on November 29th with very much fun seasonal cozy crafty fun for you!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


NOVEMBER FUN!  

TONIGHT! 7:45pm – QUEER SELF DEFENSE – FB EVENT DETAILS HERE
9pm – CraftNight HAND TURKEYS!

NOVEMBER 19th: SUNDAY 7pm @Akbar • Bet Yer Bottom Bingo Facebook Event Details HERE

NOVEMBER 22nd: NO CRAFTS! Akbar’s Annual Dance Party: PIE!!! Facebook Event Details HERE

 

Posted by on November 15, 2017 in EZ Craft, Scrapping/Coloring Craft

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TONIGHT! Maize Pin! • November 8th, 2017

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at Akbar from 9pm to midnight or later it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
****Project: MAIZE BEAD CRAFT! SO GOOD! 

*****$3 Donation Please 
******$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Hungry? We’ve got Drinks! 

Days are shorter, nights are longer, it’s the perfect weather for meeting new friends or looking up old friends and spending time with both. It’s a bonus night where, if you show up, you’ll not just get a sumptuous bead craft depicting maize, but also an owl pennant that says “Happy Harvest” and instantly makes you smile because it’s so powerful. Both of these items are so engaging and without pretense, that you’ll forget your analysis and embrace their cuteness. They do that.

Next week, there’s some Queer Self Defense, Hand Turkeys, Bingo, and Raucous Pie Party Plans, so check out the lower part of this bulletin to see what’s in store for your month of November goodness.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


NOVEMBER FUN!  

NOVEMBER 15th @Akbar:
7:45pm – QUEER SELF DEFENSE – FB EVENT DETAILS HERE

9pm – CraftNight HAND TURKEYS!

NOVEMBER 19th: SUNDAY 7pm @Akbar • Bet Yer Bottom Bingo Facebook Event Details HERE

NOVEMBER 22nd: NO CRAFTS! Akbar’s Annual Dance Party: PIE!!! Facebook Event Details HERE

 

Posted by on November 8, 2017 in Assembly Craft

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